Wheel Offset

If you’re buying new rims for your MiniTruck, you will need to know it’s offset and how it affects your particular truck.

The offset of a vehicle’s wheel is the distance between the centerline of the wheel and the plane of the hub-mounting surface of the wheel. It is typically measured in millimeters. Wheels are usually stamped with their offset such as “ET45” for a 45mm offset.

Offset has a significant effect on many elements of a vehicle’s suspension, including suspension geometry, clearance between the tire and suspension elements, the scrub radius of the steering system, and visually, the width of the wheel face relative to the car’s bodywork.

Learn how to calculate wheel offset


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One Response to “Wheel Offset”

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Can you help me with wheels and offset. I have a 1996 suzuki carry with 4/100 pcd i want to put 12″ atv wheels and tires on it but cant find much in 4/100 pcd however 4/110 pcd is widely available. I was thinking of using adapters to convert to 4/110 pcd and want to use 32×8 front and 23×10 read atv tires. Can you tell me what thickness adapter, offset and wheel width I will need to accomplish this conversion. Thanks